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DYING FOR A DRINK”fountain of life”

Water—Part I

 

 

 

 

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“Dying for a Drink”

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In October 1942, Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, winner of the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor, climbed into a B-17 Flying Fortress in Hawaii, carrying a message from President Roosevelt for General Douglas MacArthur. His purpose was to visit U.S. bases in Australia, New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands. While on the its way, the pilot became lost and the plane ran out of fuel,andso he ditched in the Pacific Ocean.

 

As green salt water rushed in through the plane’s broken windows, the eight occupants rushed to evacuate. The pilot said that they had only 30 thirtyto 60sixty seconds to clear. In the confusion, they left the emergency rations and jugs of water were left behind. The men spread out onto three life rafts. One had stuffed four oranges into his jacket pocket, and another had a couple of fishing lines and hooks. They tied the rafts together so itthey would be a larger object for search planes to see. Although Rickenbacker was no longer in the military, he assumed leadership.

 

By the sixth day, the men were starving and thirsty. They sang spiritual songs to keep their spirits up. On the eighth day, a seagull landed on Rickenbacker’s hat. Carefully he reached up and grabbed the gull. The starving men ate it all, including the bones, and then they used the entrails to bait the fishing line. For Rickenbacker, the gull was a sign from God and a token of hope that they would soon be rescued. He insisted that God had a purpose in all this and continued with evening prayers every night. That night it rained. The water was carefully collected on their clothes, and wrung out into Rickenbacker’s big hat and rationed sparingly. Each man received one to two fluid ounces a day. It was their sweetest water ever!

 

As the days passed, their situation grew more perilous. The blazing sun burned and blistered exposed skin, and sea brine stung parched, cracked skin and salt-water ulcers. Sharks circled them constantly and scraped against the flimsy rafts, threatening to overturn them. But Rickenbacker believed that there was a God in heaven, and he encouraged the men to hang on. Small things would happen to encourage them, such as two fish jumping and landing in their raft, providing that evening’s supper!. Even so, the men could never get enough water, and every cell in their bodies called out for more.

 

On the seventeenth day it rained again, and the water tasted so good! That was also the day they sawalsospotted the first airplane. Sadly, the its engine drone of its engine quickly faded. away into silence; the pilot had not seen the small band of rafts bobbing on the vast ocean. On the morning of the twenty-first day, Rickenbacker poured rationed water for each of his raft mates,who were too weak to raise their heads to drink. Meanwhile, every available navy airplane was combing the ocean for hundreds of miles around, trying to find the little rafts. Finally another plane flew into view. The men worked up enough energy to wave their clothes. The pilot spotted them. Rescued at last!

 

Rickenbackerhad lost fifty-four pounds during the ordeal. In the hospital, medical attendants limited Rickenbacker, who had lost 54 pounds during his ordeal, him to two ounces of water every two hours that first night to prevent shock. But during that night he craved water more than at any time during his harrowing episode at sea. Two weeks later, he had regained 20 twentypounds,mostly in water. The other survivors returned home, but Rickenbacker insisted on flying on to Australia to deliver President Roosevelt’s verbal message to General Douglas MacArthur.[TL1] [i]

 

Many factors helped ensure the men’s survival, but none of these was more important than the fresh rain waterrainwater. DSuitable drinking water had made the difference between life and death.

 

Water is essential! In our own bodies, water can also make the difference between life and death, between health and sickness. Having sufficient suitable drinking water is critically necessary for optimizing body health. As you start reading this chapter, stop and have a nice refreshing drink of water.

 

 

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Drinking sufficient water can:

  • Relieve intervertebral disc pain
  • Relieve chronic constipation
  • Help you lose weight

 

 

Water Ddehydration

Did you know that your body has a priority system in place if it has inadequate water?It will take water from less vital areas like bones, joints, and skin to give to the brain and heart and some other organs.But continued dehydration has consequences of such asurinary problems, stress on the kidneys, arthritis, and even premature aging.When there is insufficient water there is decreased defense and protection to vital organs. The average person is chronically dehydrated. According to the Mayo Clinic, the average adult loses 10ten cups of water a day through breathing, sweating, urinating, and eliminating waste. Dehydration most often occurs when a person takes in fewerless fluids than is expelled through these normal bodily functions. Children and the elderly are more susceptible to dehydration.[ii][iii][TL2] We need a fresh supply of water each day because, on average, the body loses two to four cups of water through breathing, two cups through invisible perspiration, and six cups through elimination. And much more is lost through hard work, exercise, hot temperatures and dry air. When a physician asksa patient how much water they drink aper day, often the answer is “one cup.” This means that the patient’s body is forced to get additional needed water from other fluids and foods, and this causes the body to operate at less than optimal levels.Good hydration makes us faster, gives us better endurance, and mental alertnessclarity too.

 

Results of Dehydration

Thirst                           Fatigue             Light-headedness                     Dry mouth and eyes   

Weight gain                  Headaches       Wrinkles                                  Loss of clear thinking

Lethargy                      Confusion        Nausea/Vomitingvomiting                   Loss of skin elasticity

           

 

BENEFITS OF WATER

Here are just a few of the ways water benefits our health.

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Water makes up 70 percent% of the brain.[iv] We have10 tento 13 thirteenbillion cells in our brain, and each is made up of 70 percent% water.The lungs are comprised of 90 percent% water; 83 percent% of our blood is water that circulates to the brain, lungs, and throughout the body.A hydrated body helps every organ and system to function optimally.

 

When your body is dehydrated, the brain function is diminished and thinking is confused. TAlso the level of energy generated in the brain is decreased.In a dehydrated brain, manybrain-cell functions begin to disappear. Dehydration affects our moods and worsens depression. A dehydrated brain begins to shrink like a plum, gradually turning into a prune.

 

Seniors need a lot of water daily. Hydrated elderly live longer, think more clearly, and tend to be healthier. Since older people diminish in thirst desire, dehydration increases especially after the age of 85. Dehydration of older people is the most frequent cause of hospitalization. Some caretakers of seniors are asked by family members to keep daily charts of the water intake of their loved one. One caretaker of individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s reports that when she gives her patients sufficient water daily, they seem less confused and are more alert.

 

Students on all levels will do better academically if their brains have adequate water—not sodas, just pure fresh water. Some students will take a break on the hour from study to drink from their water bottles, walk around a few minutes and then resume their studies. They are more alert. Learning, brain function and grades improve when there is movement and when the brain gets sufficient water. and movement.

 

Heart disease and water

 

 

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Water can Reduce Your Risk of Heart Attack

Heart attacks occur most frequently in the predawn hours of mourning when blood is thicker because people are dehydrated

 

 

Want to decrease your risk of a heart attack? Drink water.A study at Loma Linda University discovered that people who drink five or more glasses of water each day were less likely to die from heart disease than people who drinkank less than two glasses a day.[TL3] [v] “Thicker” blood is more apt to clot. Imagine how it would be to have a tank full of a thick, gooey liquid. You try to pump the liquid, but the pump motor strains trying to do the job. If you pour some solvent into the tank, the pump motor will have a much easier time. Sometimes our heart motor just stops because the blood is too thick and it gums up the coronary arteries. Most of the heart attacks occur in the early morning when the body is deficient in water and the blood is thick.

 

Water drinking reduces arthritic pain

Sufficient water intake helps to reduce arthritic pain.Water helps relieve intervertebral disc back pain.Joints are cushioned by fluid-filled sacks, but if dehydrated, the body will take water from these non-essential areas to supply water to more vital areas. As a result, the joints are not cushioned sufficiently and movement contributes to pain. Water drinking helps cushion the discs and joints and reduces back and joint pain, while dehydration may contribute to bone rubbing against bone.

 

Natural killer cells need water

Our country may have the greatest and best-trained soldiers in the world. But if at a time of national emergency they can’t get to the place where the battle is being fought, they will be of little use. Likewise, the body has its soldiers, like natural killer cells (NK cells), and other white blood cells, which can kill the invaders. Water in the circulatory system gets them to where they can do their job.

 

Removal of toxins and kidney health

 

 

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Your Amazing Kidneys

Your kidneys are more efficient recyclers than the International Space Station

 

 

Water is a key to the removal of toxins. Our kidneys are recycling machines similar to recycling apparatus used to reclaim used water on the International Space Station (ISS). The ISS recycles water from urine and respiration of, not only humans, but also animals on board, and returns it to drinkable quality. Without thissuch careful recycling, 40,000 forty thousand pounds of water would be needed every year for the four crewmembers[TL4] .[vi]

 

But the human kidney is even more amazing. Every minute, 24 percent% of the yourblood goes through the kidneys and is cleansed. One to two quarts of water are excreted each day as urine. Without the kidneys, it your bodywould require 2,500 gallons of water (40,000 glasses)daily to keep the body organs functioning properly. In other words, the body is an environmental recycling plant of amazing efficiency.

 

Our kidneys want and require much water.They filter out waste products in about 200two hundred quarts of blood each day, and then the detoxified blood is recycled into the blood stream.Water is the magic substance that makes this exchange possible.Six to ten cups a day ensures proper kidney function and avoidshelps to prevent kidney stones.Water flushes out impurities and guards against urinary tract infections.Sufficient water helps urinary flow and may reduce urinary urgencies.

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Our kidneys want and require much water. They filter out waste products in about 200 quarts of blood each day and then the detoxified blood is recycled into the blood stream.Water is the magic substance that makes this exchange possible. Six to ten cups a day ensure proper kidney function and avoids kidney stones.Water flushes out impurities and guards against urinary tract infections. Sufficient water helps urinary flow and may reduce urinary urgencies.

 

Kidneys filter out about a barrelful of waste each day, but then recycle, concentrate, and reabsorb fluids after toxins have been removed. The result is that we need to replace only about six to ten glasses of water each day.

 

Water ddrinking hhelps the ddigestive ssystem

Drinking warm water first thing in the morning flushes the digestive system and reduces constipation problems. Drinking water between meals is also good for digestion.Many people have a ritual of enjoying two glasses of warm to hot, pure water when they first wake up in the morning.Later their schedule calls for two glasses of water mid-morning, mid-afternoon, and evening. Many attempt to drink all their water by 4:30 or 5:00 so that there will be fewer nighttime trips to the bathroom.This program avoids water at mealtimes, which dilutes the stomach enzymes and affects the digestive system.

 

Research on iImportance of water during strenuous exercise

 

 

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Water Essential for Muscles

An experiment at Harvard University School of Health compared three groups:

 

 

 

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  1. Athletes who exercised without water

 

Their temperatures rose to an exhaustion zone of 102 degrees F. in just 3.5 hours.

 

 

 

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  1. Athletes who exercised and drank water as desired

 

They lasted 6 hours before exhaustion set in.

 

 

 

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  1. Athletes who exercised and were forced to drink 1/3 more water beyond desire –their temperatures never reached 101o F.

 

They still had not reached exhaustion at the end of 7 hours and felt they could go on indefinitely.

 

 

 

While plenty of water is essential for everyone, it is especially important for athletes who push their bodies hard to achieve good results. in marathons, cycling or mountaineering.An experiment at Harvard University School of Health compared three groups: athletes

who exercised without water,; athletes who exercised and drank water as desired,; and athletes who exercised and were forced to drink one-third more water than they wanted.

 

Group 1,compriosed ofthe athletes who exercised without water.:Their body temperatures rose to an exhaustion zone of 102o F. in just three and one-half hours,at which and they weretime exhaustion forced them to stop exercising. Group 2 included , the athletes who exercised and drank water as desired.:Tthey lasted six hours before exhaustion set in.Group 3,contained the athletes who exercised and drankwere forced to drink one-third more water beyond their own desire.: Ttheir temperatures never reached 101o F.They still had not reached exhaustion at the end of seven hours, and in fact felt they could go on indefinitely.

 

In long-distance running or any endurance activity lasting more than an hour or an hour and a half, if we become thirsty, we’ve essentially compromised our ability to do well for the remainder of that activity. No matter how much water we drink thereafter, once we become thirsty, we have already compromised the entire event, and we will not reach optimal performance.

 

When climbing mountains, drink plenty of water.

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Increased water intake was credited for helping Sir Edmund Hillary reach the top of the world. As he studied the records of failed attempts to reach the summit of Mount Everest, he noted adequate hydration was an important factor. He made sure his group increased their water intake and they conquered.They were the first to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain.Water contributed to the difference.

When Sir Edmund Hillary studied thehis records of repeated, failed attempts to summit Mrt. Everest, he wondered what had gone wrong.Then he made sure that his group increased their water intake.They were the first to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain.Water contributed to themade the difference.

 

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How Hillary Made it to the Summit of Mt. Everest

 

Water drinking will help you lose weight

Lucy had a well-paying job in a building where the temperature was frequently hot. She was trim and attractive when she began working there, but to satisfy her thirst she drank a number of sodas daily, and gradually the soda calories passed from her lips to her hips. One day she looked in the mirror and saw herself as others saw her, bulging and overweight. Not happy with the increase in body size, Lucy began a weight loss program. The pounds came off rapidly. When Lucy’s instructor asked her what contributed to her thirty-five-35 pound weight loss, she responded, “I just started drinking water instead of pop, and after work I joined an aerobics class for an hour’s workout five days a week. That’s all!Didn’t change my diet; just started drinking 8eight glasses of water a day.” Her instructor smiled and nodded,.tThat makes sense. Water is calorie free!”

 

Many individuals who live in hot countries are overweight because of their drinking habits. Cokes are coldand available. With just the added calories from pop drinks come added pounds. Added pounds may lead to overweight and diabetes. This is becoming a worldwide problem.

 

BethJudy worked in a lucrative job where the temperature was hot and there was no air conditioning to cool her off.She was trim and attractive when she started her new job but with a large assortment of sodas in their departmental cooler, BethJudy made frequent visits to satisfy her thirst.She chose the regular pop instead of the diet pop because she knew that the diet drinks weren’t good for her.Gradually the calories passed from her lips to her hips.Finally she joined a diet seminar and began losing weight slowly and consistently.When Beth’sJudy’s instructor asked her what contributed to her 40-pound weight loss, she responded, “I just started drinking water instead of pop and after work I joined an aerobics class for an hour’s work out.No diet stuff.That’s all!”Her instructor nodded and added with a smile, “Water is calorie free.”

 

Many individuals who live in hot countries are overweight because of their drinking habits. Cokes are cold and available and perhaps the local water is impure and not pleasing to the taste. The problem is that these same people are on the road to daily insulin injections and lots of doctor’s visits.Diabetes cases are growing rapidly to epidemic levels in some countries. It is becoming a worldwide problem.

 

 

About drinking water

 

 

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HOW MUCH WATER IS ENOUGH?

·    Water should be taken during activity at regular intervals to = DESIRE + 1/3 MORE

·    One should urinate at least one quart per day and have clear urine at least once a day.

 

 

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How many cups a day?

·    Water drinking should be planned as a routine.

·    A general guideline is to drink 1 ounce of water for every 2 pounds of body weight.

 

 

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Thirsty?

·    Thirst is an inaccurate indicator of the body’s need of water.

·    Thirst should always be satisfied.

·    Certain thirst-quenchers, such as alcohol, coffee, decaffeinated beverages, cola, soda and tea, can dehydrate.

 

How many cups a day?

How much water should we be drinking and what kind? For adult women, recommended water intake often issix to ninecups or two to three litersres. The World Health Organization suggests that men drink twelve cups or more if engaged in heavy physical activities in hot weather. Children drink less and need to be encouraged to drink water and not juice. Water should be taken at regular intervals. A general rule of thumb is drink to satisfy your thirst plus one-third more.HSo how much water do we need?One test is to drink enough so that you urinate atliter or more least one quart per day and have clear urine at least once a day. The formula is: weight in pounds divided by 2 = _____. Divide by 8 = _____, the result is the number of 8 eight-ounce glasses you should drink daily.

 

Choose the best water available—spring water, tap water that is filtered, water that is processed by reverse osmosis, or bottled water.Distilled water loses some of the minerals, but that is better than drinking impure water. If the water seems flavorless, just add a bit of squeezed lemon juice.The drinking water in your area may need to be boiled for safety.

 

Even though water drinking is a healthy habit, if taken to excess it can be harmful. Drinking too much water can be harmful. Drinking too much waterIt lowers the level of blood sodium, which can lead to the brain swelling.It alsoExcess water depletes the electrolytes, causing swelling, slow breathing, irregular heart beat, lightheadedness, cramping, confusion, nausea, and muscle spasms.Excessive thirst and water intake merit medical attention, as these may indicate diabetes or other serious conditions.

 

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  • Drink at certain hours, such as 6:30 a.m., 8:00, 10:00, 12:00, 2:00 p.m., 4:00 and 5:00, or drink on the hour until adequately hydrated.
  • Measure the appropriate amount of water in hard plastic bottles or glass jars.Keep nearby.Follow your plan and not your thirst. Avoid soft plastic bottles, as high temperatures may have leeched health-damaging estrogen-like chemicals out of the soft plastic and into your water.
  • For bBusy people who get so engrossed in their work and forget to drink, should set an alarm clock as a reminder to drink water.

 

Millie was a sipper and had a hard time getting the adequate glasses finished daily.Then she started drinking 15 fifteenswallows at a time, but still needed more at the end of day. Then she increased to22 twenty-twoto 25twenty-five swallows at a time. She now drinks an adequate amount and has moved from being a sipper to being a real “drinker”— of H2O, of course!

 

What about wwater ssubstitutes?

There is nothing better than water.Water is more beneficial to yourthe health than sodas, tea, and coffee. The vast majority of people fail to drink enough water each day and drink substitutes. Substitute drinks contribute to health risks.

 

People say, “I’m trying to increase my fluids” by taking in large amounts of soda, juices, diet drinks, tea, and coffee. In fact, most products don’t really address the body’s certain need for water. Many of these liquids actually cause or promote dehydration, as opposed to rehydrating the body according to its needs. Studies have revealed that the use of tea, coffee, and sodas results in a diuretic effect.brown drink users lose body fluid due to the diuretic effect of tea, coffee, and soda. Even though large amounts of fluids may be taken in with theseir beverages, the net effect can be dehydration of body tissue.

 

Heavy tea drinkers often have vitamin-B deficiencies.Tannin, a chemical component of tea, has been shown to interfere with iron absorption. Soda pop is a primary cause of osteoporosis because the soda [TL5] absorbs calcium from the body. Soda pop is a leading cause of diabetes., which is almost epidemic in some countries.A 20twenty-ounce bottle of soda may contain16 sixteenteaspoons of sugar.

 

Juices are fine occasionally but may contain large quantities of sugar. It is better to eatthe raw fruit that has more fiber and fewer calories.

 

In Conclusion

The research on water is clear: Drink lots of beneficial, pure water every day! Make it a daily priority.Like reading the Bible, praying, brushing your teeth, eating a meal, and taking a bath, it should be part of your daily routine.

 

Story: Ryan, a First-Grader in Canada, Brought Drinking Water tfor o a Tthirsty African Vvillage

“Dad, Mom, I need $70seventy dollars,” six-year old Ryan announced when he got home from school. He was a first-grader living in Canada. “What for?” they asked. “It’s for people in Africa who don’t have clean water to drink. My teacher says for $70seventy dollars they could dig a well. Can I have the money?”

 

Dad and Mom decided it would be best if Ryan worked for the money. They gave him odd jobs, and the dollar bills began piling up in a cookie tin on top of the refrigerator. After school, he and a neighborhood chumfriend sold lemonade, and the money kept coming in. Every night Ryan prayed, “Jesus, help me to get clean water for the poor people in Africa.”

 

Four months later, carrying the cookie tin, Ryan walked into the office of a famine-relief organization. Workers counted the contents. $75Seventy-five dollars! Then he heard bad news: the money was enough to buy only the hand pump. It would cost $2,000 to drill a well. Six-year-old Ryan was undeterred:. “OK, I’ll just do more chores., he said.

 

The local newspaper wrote up Ryan’s story, and more funds trickled in. Then a newspaper in Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, picked up the story, and a TV station ran a feature on the project. Checks poured in. Ryan didn’t know what to do with checks, and he hadn’t learned yet how to write his name. “That’s all right,” his mom encouraged him, “just print your name. The bank will accept them.”

 

Then a project coordinator for Uganda contacted Ryan and asked, “Where do you want your well to be drilled?” He answered, “Drill it near a school so the kids can take water home every day.” Together they picked Angolo Primary School.

 

On New Year’s Day, in the year 2000, Ryan’s next-door neighbors came over., “Ryan, how nice it would be for you and your Ddad and Mmom to go to Uganda to see your well. We will give you all our frequent-flier miles so you can all make the trip.”

 

Summertime found Ryan and his parents in the back of a pick-up bouncing down a dusty Ugandan road. As they entered a village, they heard hundreds of people chanting, “Rayan! Rayan! Rayan!”

 

The pickup rounded the final corner and all the children of Angolo Primary School, in their blue and white uniforms, cheered and applauded. The village elders came forward, and, in triumphal procession, led Ryan to the well. An inscription at its base reads, “Ryan’s Well, Funded by Ryan H.” Ryan and his family[TL6]  pumped the well handle, and a cooling stream of pure water gushed forth. It brings to mind Jesus’ promise: “ ‘Whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water . . . , assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward.’”[vii][viii] Matthew 10:42.

 

 

 

Prayer

Lord, thank You that I have water to drink to give health to my brain, bones, respiratory system, circulatory system, immune system, and kidneys.Like Ryan, may I help thirsty peoples to find water and help thirsty souls find the water of life.When the Master rewards the faithful of earth, may I hear His voice saying, “Whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water . . . , assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward. Amen.

 

Reflect/Discuss

1. What impressed you about this chapter? What were the spiritual applications that spoke to your heart?

 

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Group Discussion

1.  Reality check—How many eight-ounce glasses of water did you drink today? ___. How many glasses should you drink for your good health? ____.

 

 

 

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2.  Discuss the health value of combining exercise with drinking water and choosing not to drink soda, coffee or tea.

 

 

2. Reality checkHhow many eight-ounce glasses of water did you drink today? _____. How many glasses should you drink for your good health? _____.

3. Discuss the health value of combining exercise with drinking water and choosing not to drink soda, coffee, or tea.

 

Personal Reflections

1. What steps can you take to ensure that you drink more pure water every day for your health’s sake?

2. Evaluate how many extra calories you get aper day from liquids that are not water.

 

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Personal Reflections

1.  What steps can you take to ensure that you drink more pure water every day for your health’s sake?

2.  Evaluate how many extra calories you get a day from liquids which are not water.

 

 

 

 

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“FOUNTAIN OF LIFE”

The End

 

 

Intentionality

__ I plan to regularly drink ______ eight-ounce glasses of water daily.

 

A Record of My Water Intake

 

 

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

My Goal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intake

Week One

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intake

Week Two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The formula for water drinking is: weight in pounds divided by 2 =_____. Divide by 8 = _____,

the result is the number of 8 eight-ounce glasses you need to drink daily.

After reviewing my water intake record chart, my choice is to ___________________.

 

Following is some additional information on the topic of water topic.

 

 

Water—Key to a Healthy Body

All your body functions are dependent on water—ALL! Next to air, water is our most urgent body need. Here are a few ways the body uses water and signals us when there is not enough water for continued and optimal health:

  • Water helps soothe breathing problems. Dehydration makes allergy symptoms worse—94% percent of asthma patients found relief in drinking large amounts of water at the first sign of breathing problems.Source?
  • Drinking water 30thirty minutes before meals gradually eliminated the need for ulcer medication in 3,000 cases of dyspeptic pain.Source?
  • Alternate hot and cold-water packs can fight infection and increase circulation.
  • Chronic constipation is relieved with an increase in water intake.
  • Low back pain can be a signal that water reserves are low.
  • Water is the vehicle for body defenses and immunity.
  • Moving water in nature will relax your spirit.
  • Water promotes healthy digestion.
  • Water washes away germs.
  • Boiling water will kill microorganisms.Near sea level, a rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. At 5,000 feet or 2two kilometers altitude, boil three minutes.

 

Did you Kknow?

  • If you drink only when you are thirsty, you will experience dehydration.
  • Body dehydration levels of 2% percentor more result in significant deterioration in various mental functions such as ability to do math and short-term memory.
  • Insufficient water may contribute to the formation of gallstones.
  • People misinterpret the body’s messages when dehydrated. They think they are hungry, but actually their body is thirsty for water.
  • If we are thirsty after overeating, it is a message that our body needs water to dilute our blood sugar level.
  • Many people live most of their lives with partially dehydrated bodies.
  • Going without water two or more days is life threatening.
  • Sufficient daily water can reduce risk of getting bladder, breast, and colon cancer.
  • What is thought to be arthritic pain may actually be dehydration affecting the bone joints.
  • Dehydration causes the body to constrict the air passages to avoid the evaporation of water. Most people then treat the resulting “asthma” with antihistamines, ignoring the true cry of the body for water.

 

 

 

[1]http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/physical_health/conditions/dehydration1.shtml retrieved from Internet 10-16-2011.http://tpics.info.com/Conditions-and-Diseases/_1166 retrieved from Internet 10-16-2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Introduce hydrotherapy

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First story

Before the days of medical prescription ofantibiotics, a physician was performing an autopsy on an infant to verify the cause of death. After locating a pocket of pus in the dead child, the physician was sewing up the incision when he accidentally punctured his own finger through his rubber glove with the contaminated needle. Among doctors it is proverbial that many pathologists have missing fingers from just such happenings.

 

Within a few hours his finger became red and swollen and the infection threatened to advance up his hand and arm. Without delay he began water treatments: three minutes in hot water, followed by 20 seconds in ice water. He continued to alternate hot-cold for 15 minutes at a time and repeated the treatment five times a day.

 

Within a couple of days the infection was gone. Why? Because hot water dilates the blood vessels and attracts the white blood cells. These include neutrophils and natural killer cells, which “shake hands” with the invaders to identify if they are “for us or against us.” Then they plant a time bomb, exploding and destroying them. The ice water then[KL9]  drives this blood away and the next hot water draws new NK cell soldiers to the battle zone.

 

This is a way of using the body’s natural immunity. This hydrotherapy treatment may be used when a physician is not available. In case of a non-responding infection, see your health care professional as soon as possible. Hydrotherapy is also great for neuropathy and circulation problems of the legs.Take precaution that the water is not too hot for extremities with decreased sensation.

 

Hydrotherapy Treatment perhaps use question in title,

Second story

 

During the 1918 flu epidemic, thmany doctors and medical staff used hydrotherapy treatments of alternating hot and cold water and saved the lives of their patients.  Traditional medicine had little to offer against the virus, and thousands died.A medical doctor compared the survival rate of flu victims treated with hydrotherapy withflu victims treated with conventional medicine. The results were a five times higher survival rate in the hydrotherapy treatment group.(endnote insertion by Baldwin, B. Health & Healing 28(2): 19-21, 2009. Citing Ruble, W.A. Sanitarium Treatment of Influenza, Life and Health 34(5):114-115, 1919.

 

ose who received hydrotherapy treatments of alternating hot and cold on their chest recovered was distraught when his five-year old daughter succumbed to the flu and became deathly ill.  The father discovered a teenager skilled in hydrotherapy. 

and lived to tell their story.

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Third story

At 1:00 a.m. Millie awoke with a temperature above 105 degrees F., sweating profusely. Her husband, John, rushed to the refrigerator and retrieved ice cubes. Using ice and ice water, he gave her cold fomentations—ice cold washcloths to the forehead and temples, changing the cloth as soon as it warmed up. He put ice cubes in plastic bags and put them under Millie’s armpits. At the same time he gave her cool water to sip. It was a battle and hard work, but by 4:00 in the morning Millie’s temperature was almost normal, and she fell asleep.

 

Temperatures of 106 degrees F. can be damaging to the brain. Immediate action had to be taken. Why does this treatment work? Water has unusual properties to transfer heat. Water and ice literally drew the excessive heat right out of Millie’s body, especially protecting her brain and vital organs. Meanwhile the water she constantly sipped helped cool her off inside and replenished the water her body was losing through perspiration. At 6:00 a.m. John called the physician, who ordered a hospital stay and intravenous antibiotics. Lab test reports were not good, showing three simultaneous bacterial infections.The hydrotherap that night had been extremely important.

 

Hydrotherapy is a science employing water at different temperatures and in different forms, including ice, steam and water vapor. Jacuzzis and home spas can be utilized as well as massage therapy and exercise therapy. Hydrotherapy should be used judiciously. If the patient has numbness in the limbs, care should be taken not to have the water too hot. When wrongly used, it can do more harm than good. Many health-care professionals are not knowledgeable about hydrotherapy. It is one of those natural remedies that can be used in difficult times. It can save lives when there are no antibiotics and medical attention is not available.

Expand this section, include – hot water should be tested for tolerance by using wrist

We suggest you study the value of hydrotherapy and procedures for using it. For information search the Internet.

Provide good lead [KL11] 

 

Wash your hands carefully and long enough[KL12] —like the time it would take to sing “Happy Birthday to you.” This should be one of the first hygiene lessons for our young toddlers.It can help prevent your flu from spreading to others and other people’s flu germs from getting to your mouth, eyes or nose, causing days of discomfort.

 

Importance of daily bath[KL13] 

 

Hand washing not only eliminates flu influenza (flu) germs but also fightshundreds of other life-threatening diseases. 

Child birth story

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Water will clean us up on the outside. Water will clean us up on the inside.

 

The Water Of Life

 

Jesus Calls Us to Have New Life

In your mind’s eye turn back the clock and the centuries and imagine yourself living in the third decade of the Christian era.You find yourself on the banks of the River Jordan, one of the rivers which has the most bends. It meanders its way below sea level from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on Planet Earth, 423 meters or 1,388 feet below sea level. There are thousands gathered along its banks a few miles from the place the river enters the Dead Sea.Why have they come?Multitudes have come from curiosity to see what is going on. Many have come to be baptized by John the Baptist.

 

In the days of Jesus and His disciples, the Greek word for dipping, immersing in the water and bathing was baptizo, which is translated baptize. Today there are various modes of “baptism,” but there is only one way that Jesus taught. The Bible says, “Jesus came up immediately from the water.”[1] Jesus was baptized by immersion.

 

Paul says baptism is a symbol that we have accepted the death of Christ and have risen in newness of life, even as Christ did on the resurrection morning.[2] Peter also spoke to us about baptism. He said to his hearers on the Day of Pentecost, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”[3]

 

Story of The Woman at the Well

The Bible tells the story how at midday Christ in His travels stopped to rest beside a well.He was tired and thirsty.A Samaritan woman came out of the city to the well to fill her waterpot. Most people came for water in the morning or evening, but she came at this unusual hour to avoid meeting people.She didn’t want to be reproached for her shameful life.Setting aside societal taboos, Christ asked her to give Him a drink. Her curiosity was aroused that He would ask a favor from a disgraced woman of a despised race.

 

Jesus then offered to give the woman “living water.”Thinking that He referred to physical water, she said: “Sir, give me this living water You are talking about.”Jesus, who knows every detail of our lives, opened to her understanding that her immoral conduct of having lived with five different men was poisoning her life.The woman recognized her spiritual need and Here was water—pure, refreshing, abundant, eternal.[4]

 

Obey Your True Thirst

Maybe in our thirst we have tried alcohol, drugs, immorality, hatred, fear, bitterness or inappropriate entertainment. We thought we were quenching our thirst, but it still left us thirsty. All these were nothing more than muddy water. They weren’t pure water at all. The Bible prophet Isaiah tells us how to quench our soul’s thirst:

 

“Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters . . . let your soul delight itself in abundance. Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live.”[5]

 

When we are muddy or sweaty from a day’s work out on the lawn or in the garden, we come in and take a bath. Ah! We feel clean and like a new person. Speaking of the community of believers, the Bible says, “That he might sanctify and cleanse it by the washing of the water by the word.”God wants to do for us spiritually what water does for us physically. When we have been out in the mud and moral contaminants of life, we also need a bath and a fresh start, so we can say, “regardless of the past, I’m clean again!”Christ will make us clean if we ask Him, and bathe ourselves in His word, learning of His matchless love and submit ourselves to Him to keep His commandments.

 

The story is told of bones found of a man who evidently was lost in the sand dunes of Saudi Arabia. They were found about a hundred years later with a note that read, “Dying of thirst. I cannot go on any longer.” He waited for help or death. No one came.The sad part of the story is that about 100 yards away over the dune there was a flourishing oasis with an artesian spring flowing generously with life-giving water.[6]Today there are millions slowly dying from dehydration while abundant water is available to them.It reminds us of the text, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”[7]

 

Are You Thirsty?

God will bring water to the desert of your life. He will bring the water of life to the desert of your heartache, whatever parched land you’re journeying through. Come to the Living Water. God promises you water that will quench the thirst of your true desire.

 

God promises you, “They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters.”[8]Jesus said to the Samaritan woman, “the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”[9]His invitation to us is recorded in one of the last verses of the Bible, “And the Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come! And let him who hears say, ‘Come!And let him who thirsts come.Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.”[10]

 

Prayer

Lord,we want to come, for we thirst for better things—a better life guided by You.We desire to be totally cleansed from our mistakes of the past and to enjoy the water of life.Make us clean on the outside and clean on the inside, purifying our mind and heart and soul.

Help us to use sufficient water daily so we will have a healthy body free ofdiseases. Impress on us the importance of drinking adequate water for our body’s needs, and help us make it a priority to be clean on the outside as well as on the inside.We also desire spiritual water that will wash away our sins and purify our mind and heart and soul. Amen.

 

Reflect/Discuss

1.Reality check—How much water did you drink today?_____ number of eight-oz. glasses you drank.How many eight-ounce glasses should you drink for your good health?

2.Discuss the health value of combining exercise with drinking water and choosing not to drink soda, coffee or tea.

3.What impressed you about this chapter?

 

Personal Reflections

1.What steps can you take to ensure that you drink more pure water every day for your health’s sake?

2.Evaluate how many extra calories you get a day from liquids which are not water.

 

Intentionality

Write your plan for regularly drinking ______ eight-oz. glasses of water daily.

 

 

A Record of My Water Intake

 

 

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

My Goal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intake Week One

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intake Week Two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After reviewing my water intake record chart, my choice is to ___________________.

 

Water—Key to a Healthy Body

All your body functions are dependent on water—ALL! Next to air, water is our most urgent body need. Here are a few ways the body uses water and signals us when there is not enough water for continued and optimal health:

Water helps soothe breathing problems. Dehydration makes allergy symptoms worse--94% of asthma patients found relief in drinking large amounts of water at the first sign of breathing problems.

Drinking water 30 minutes before meals gradually eliminated the need for ulcer medication in 3000 cases of dyspeptic pain.

Alternate hot and cold-water packs can fight infection and increase circulation.

Chronic constipation is relieved with an increase in water intake.

Low back pain can be a signal that water reserves are low.

Water is the vehicle for body defenses and immunity.

Moving water in nature will relax your spirit.

Water promotes healthy digestion.

Water washes away germs.

 

Did you Know?If you drink when you are thirsty you will experience dehydration.

Body dehydration levels of 2% or more result in significant deterioration in various mental functions such as ability to do math and short-term memory.

Insufficient water may contribute to the formation of gallstones.

People misinterpret the body’s messages when dehydrated. They think they are hungry but actually their body is thirsty for water.

If we are thirsty after overeating, it is a message that our body needs water to dilute our blood sugar level.

Many people live most of their lives with partially dehydrated bodies.

Going without water two or more days is life threatening.

Sufficient daily water can reduce risk of getting bladder, breast and colon cancer.

What is thought to be arthritis pain may actually be dehydration affecting the bone joints.

Dehydration causes the body to constrict the air passages to avoid the evaporation of water.Most people then treat the resulting “asthma” with antihistamines, ignoring the true cry of the body for water.

 

Are You Drinking Enough Water for Full Health?

 

 

 

How Water Can Help Make You Well

The art of treating health problems with hot and cold water is called hydrotherapy. In our day of high-tech medical treatment, hydrotherapy is much neglected. Yet it still remains one of the most effective ways to treat basic body ills. Here are some of its benefits:

1. Ice water immersion is effective as immediate treatment for superficial burns, but not for broken, charred skin.

2. A tepid or warm (not hot) bath is sedative,promoting sleep.

3. A hot shower followed by a cold rinse invigorates you in the morning.

4. Pool therapy hastens venous return of blood & lymph.

5. Pool exercises build strength and endurance.

6. Alternate hot & cold relieve congestion & pain in sprained ankle or bruise.

7. Congestive headaches are relieved by alternate hot and cold footbaths and a cold cloth to the forehead.

8. Ice-cold washcloths on head and under arms help to reduce fever.

9. RX Relax Body of Stress. Try one cup Epson salts in moderately hot bath water + few drops of lavender oil fragrance. Play relaxing CD music. Light a candle, hop in tub, think positive thoughts. Enjoy! Crawl into bed for good night of rest.

 

For Parents

What you have learned about the importance of water in family health can be taught to your children. The earlier they learn it, the more likely they will be to follow these health practices as they become adults. It is a matter of a healthy future. Here are some basic suggestions for teaching good water habits:

Teach children to wash hands before meals, for illness prevention.

Each child has his own small water bottle with lid. Encourage drinking five to six or more glasses a day. Make a chart of glasses drunk. In hot weather, they need more.

Drink water, not soda pop. Pop, if it has sugar in it, can cause hyperactivity in some children and diabetes.

Wash hands after going to the bathroom, and when coming home from .

Take swimming lessons and enjoy summer outdoor pools.

Read about the storms on the sea in Bible times. Have them tell the story or act it out (Mark 4:36-41).

Discuss why one should not be in water when there is a storm.

Don’t drink water from dirty places. Have family learn how to purify water for drinking.
 

We Know You Will Think of Other Creative Ideas!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boiling: Water is heated hot enough and long enough to inactivate or kill micro-organisms that normally lie in water at room temperature.Near sea level, a vigorous rolling boil for at least one minute is sufficient.At high altitudes (greater than two kilometers or 5000 feet) three minutes is recommended.In areas where the water is ‘hard’ (that is, containing significant dissolved calcium salts), boiling decomposes the bicarbonate ions, resulting in partial precipitation as calcium carbonate.This is the ‘fur’ that builds up on kettle elements, etc. in hard-water areas.With the exception of calcium, boiling does not remove solutes of higher boiling point than water and in fact increases their concentration (due to some water being lost as vapour).

 

ENDNOTES



[1] Matthew 3:16.

[2] Romans 6:3-4.

[3] Acts 2:38.

[4] John 4-15.

[5] Isaiah 55:1-3.

Endnotes 7 and 8?

1 Amazing Health Facts! 8 Basic Secrets, Amazing Facts, April 15, 2009. (numbering)

[7] Hosea 4:6.

[8] Revelation 7:16, 17.

[9] John 4:14.

[10] Revelation 22:17.



[i]. www.essortment.com/biography-wwi-ace-eddie-rickenbacker-20413.... Retrieved from internet 02-23-2012.

[ii]. www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000982.htm. Retrieved from internet 02-23-2012. http://tpics.info.com/Conditions-and-Diseases/_1166 retrieved from Internet 10-16-2011.

ENDNOTES

 

[iii] http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/physical_health/conditions/dehydration1.shtml retrieved from Internet 10-16-2011.   http://tpics.info.com/Conditions-and-Diseases/_1166 retrieved from Internet 10-16-2011.

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4. ga.water.usgs.gove/edu/propertyyou.html. Retrieved from internet 03-03-2012.

5. Loma Linda University researchers studied more than 20,000 healthy men and women, and found that people who drank more than five glasses of water daily were 40% less likely to die from a heart attack than those who drank less than two glasses.  American Journal of Epidemiology,  May 2002.

6. http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/  Article “Water on the Space Station,” November 2, 2000. Retrieved from internet 03-03-2012.

7. Matthew 10:42.

8. www.ryanswell.ca. Retrieved from internet 02-23-2012.


 [TL1]Do you have a source for this story? We should cite it.

 [TL2]The second URL in the endnote is a page in a search engine. I suggest deleting it.

 [TL3]Is there a citation for this study?

 [TL4]Is there a citation for the ISS information?

 [TL5]Isn’t it the caffeine that absorbs calcium?

 [TL6]What is source of the story? Need to cite this source.

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 [KL8]Introduce hydrotherapy

Gray box this and pertinent facts on hydrotherapy – there is a list at the conclusion

·    Alternate hot and cold can fight infection and increase circulation.

·    Ice packs to the forehead & armpits can lower high temperatures

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 [KL9]From this point forward I have sought to take occasional comments left by someone(s) prior to my work on this document, and move those comments out of the main text area and into comment boxes here at the right side. Prior to this point, I was not following this procedure in this chapter, and there are a few such notes that don’t ultimately belong in the main text and that need to be removed as they are considered and processed.

 [KL10]Recommend eliminating this story. If retained, recommend narrowing scope of claim. Did all who received hot/cold hydrotherapy, just for that reason, live through the epidemic?

 [KL11]“Provide good lead”. This note carried over from someone else’s work on this.

 

 [KL12]Expand this area.

 [KL13]“Re-write”. This note carried over from someone else’s work on this.

 [KL14]“Child birth story”/ This note carried over from someone else’s work on this.

 

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